Apprenticeship grant: England and Wales

Grant codes: A02, A03, A04, A05 and A06.

You can claim this grant for your trainee's attendance on a CITB-approved apprenticeship in England or Wales, which lasts two years or more.

To get a grant for the qualification your apprentice gains at the end of training, see Vocational Qualification grant (grant codes A31 and A32).

Who can claim

Employers registered with CITB who submitted an accurate Levy Return by 31 December 2017.

The grant supports training for your:

  • employees paid through PAYE.

The grant does not support:

How much you can get

NVQ level 2 (two-year programme)

Up to £6000. This includes:

  • £1965 for Year 1 attendance *
  • £1660 for Year 2 attendance
  • £1975 for completing the apprenticeship framework
  • £400 for gaining the NVQ level 2

* If your apprentice was recruited through CITB Apprenticeships, we will deduct the VQ registration fee from the attendance grant you receive

NVQ level 3 (three-year programme)

Up to £10,250. This includes the payments for a two-year course, plus:

  • £1125 for Year 3 attendance *
  • £2725 for completing the apprenticeship framework
  • £400 for gaining the NVQ level 3

* If your apprentice was recruited through CITB Apprenticeships, we will deduct the VQ registration fee from the attendance grant you receive

You also get an extra 10% payment if you pay the CITB levy and meet certain deadlines. See Supplementary payment.

What the grant funds

This grant supports training that is part of an approved apprenticeship in England or Wales. The training needs to:

  • lead to an approved National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) in a trade related to construction or a specialist trade
  • take place off-the-job, for example on a day-release or block-release basis
  • include at least 35 days’ training a year (where your framework requires less than 35 days please contact us at customer.servicesynet@citb.co.uk with the framework and college details prior to submitting your claim form)
  • last for two years or more
  • form part of an apprenticeship framework
  • be delivered by an approved work-based learning provider. The apprentice can be managed by CITB Apprenticeships or another managing agency.​

Have you sent us your bank details? 

Do we have your bank details so that we can pay out on your grant claim?

Grants are only paid by bank transfer. If we do not hold your current bank details, please complete and submit the secure online Bacs Direct Credit Authorisation Form to receive grant payments.

Terms and conditions

The Grant Scheme terms and conditions answer more questions about who can or can’t claim, and how our grants scheme works.

Before you apply, make sure you've read and understood the terms and conditions.

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